Gluten Free

How Our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast Handles Food Allergies

Over the course of the last several mornings, the breakfast conversation has included how our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast handles people with food allergies and other dietary restrictions.  It’s a challenge, that’s for sure!  Since I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy well over a decade ago, my family is very well versed in gluten-free cooking and baking.  In fact, we won’t have a single day without a guest requiring a gluten-free diet for over a week!  Fortunately, we’ve got lots of tasty… Read More

Third Annual Gluten Free Weekend

This weekend marks an exciting event at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast- our third annual gluten-free weekend!  Each year during the first full weekend of November, we treat all of our guests (gluten-free or not) to a delightful assortment of gluten free foods. Well over a decade ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, so my family and I have become extremely well versed in preparing foods that keep me safe and healthy.  That means that anyone with gluten intolerance or sensitivity… Read More

Wells Beach Steakhouse: A Not Kennebunkport Restaurant Review

Now that I’ve eaten at basically every Kennebunkport Restaurant, the foodie in me is hankering for some new fodder, so we headed out of Kennebunkport Maine to test out the Wells Beach Steakhouse.  Located on Mile Road, just off of Route 1 in Wells, we arrived just about 12 minutes after leaving our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  Since I’m not a fan of beef, this seemed like an unusual choice, but the assortment of seafood sold me. Once inside, a swishy lounge… Read More

A Kennebunkport Maine Favorite Goes Gluten Free!

Federal Jack’s BrewPub has long been a dining staple for visitors to Kennebunkport Maine, but it has finally become a place that welcomes gluten free eaters with open arms – and you won’t just have to order salad!  As a casual restaurant that is open nearly every day of the year, it naturally goes on the standby list.  Add its consistency in food quality and water views, and you’ve got an instant fave.  Granted, it’s not fine dining and the food doesn’t… Read More

Yank’s Franks: A Twist on Tradition

What could possibly be better than an amazing grilled hot dog on summer afternoon in Maine?  A gluten-free hot dog (well, the bun, I mean)!  I have spent half my life pining after that simple treat, and now I can enjoy a wiener along with everyone else, thanks to Yank’s Franks. The doors opened on Saturday, May 21, 2011 for the first time this season, and they debuted a variety of new menu options, all of which I am sure are fabulous.… Read More

Going Gluten Free in Kennebunkport Maine

In the land of whoopie pies and lobster rolls, it may seem like eating gluten-free might be impossible, but Kennebunkport Maine abounds with great options for gluten free guests – starting at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.  Since I have been gluten free for over a decade, my family is well versed in GF cooking.  But I’ll be honest, my dad, Walter, is still not entirely a pro (yes, he still comes home with non GF treats and says proudly, “Look what… Read More

Your First Time… At a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

A lovely young couple checked in this afternoon, looking a little nervous, and they revealed that it was their first time at a Maine Bed and Breakfast.  Actually it was their first time at a Bed and Breakfast at all!  Every time this happens I am shocked, but this is such a common occurrence that I shouldn’t be.  So it got me thinking… What can you expect your first time?  At a BnB, of course… So while I can really only speak… Read More

Pizza Pies in Kennebunkport Maine

At our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, I regularly get asked where to find the best pizza in Kennebunkport Maine. Since I could never eat enough lobster, I can’t imagine looking for pizza when visiting a seafood mecca (Maine does supply over 75% of the nation’s lobsters).  It doesn’t help, however, that I am gluten-free.  But I seem to be overruled – people just have to know where to find the best pizza pies around. Hands down, the best pizza comes from Grissini,… Read More

Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts’ Cookie Tour

This Saturday, guests of the Maine Stay and three other Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfasts will be treated to a great springtime event – the cookie tour!  They’ll have a little time to kill between our gourmet morning meal and this fun afternoon activity, so I will suggest a visit to the newly re-vamped River Tree Arts.  A fantastic new exhibit called “Splendid Splashes” that is definitely worth checking out, and while you’re there, make sure to catch the free classical music performance… Read More

Gluten Free at a Bed and Breakfast

This weekend marks the second annual Gluten-Free Weekend at the Maine Stay Inn.  As a gluten-free eater, I look forward to this weekend all year – it means a special reason to make everything safely edible for me (and for other GF guests, of course!).  This year’s menu included cookies and brownies, muffins and breads, and my favorite blackberry-peach crisp, all safe for Celiacs.  But gluten-eaters never knew the difference!  When breakfast plates come back as clean as they did this morning,… Read More

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